Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Monday, December 28, 2009
Saturday, December 26, 2009
• Naturally in a natural manner, in particular
• In a normal manner, without distortion or exaggeration
• As a natural result
• Without special help or intervention
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
"Let's say you were trying to find an elephant. If so, the easiest approach is to follow the footsteps of the elephant. Elephants are enormous, so whenever they step they leave quite a footprint. Just as the footprint of the elephant is very obvious, in the same way the footprint of awareness in our sensory experience is very obvious. The footprint of awareness is found in one of two ways: rather than listening to all the labels and points of view about everything, listen over and over again to what is really true about each of us until it convictions on, or just rest as that awareness that is the basis of each label, until awareness becomes totally obvious and evident at all times, night and day."
This is a very profound key instruction.
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
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Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Monday, November 30, 2009
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
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Friday, October 30, 2009
With the recognition of who we are as the natural, basic state of awareness, everyone and everything is equally important. There is no longer a division between anyone or anything. With the wide open view of awareness, you see what is needed in any given circumstance and what will be the perfect thing to say or do. A natural coming together with complete gratitude and appreciation is the soft, gentle and innate kindness that is recognized in each person when it is acknowledged. In each short moment of relaxed awareness, accessibility to supreme wisdom is available now.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Inherent: Existing in something as a permanent, essential, or characteristic attribute
Monday, October 26, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
When you rest and gain familiarity with the natural presence and soothing energy of the basic state, you recognize your fundamental identity is not solid and includes everyone as your very self. No longer is there any limitation or fear because we are not defending a personal identity any longer. The fullness and complete perfection of the basic state of awareness has never been confined by any point of view, including "I." The only way to understand this completely, is to rely on the stability of what never changes, the stability of our inherent natural presence, the basic state. True relating begins with recognizing this in our self first.
To recognize means: know, put a name to, remember, recall, recollect, admit, be aware of.
Monday, October 19, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
By gaining familiarity with the natural presence of who you are, and understanding that points of view are completely empty and have no substance, there is a full-blown recognition of your true identity, and the true identity of everyone else. You are filled with complete perfection and complete love and warmth at all times, no matter what is going on, or how you are feeling in each moment. It is simply a misperception that thoughts, emotions, and experiences make up a solid you, and that you have to fix yourself or make "you" better somehow. The joy is in the recogonition that "you" are already fundamentally perfect! Just as the sky is wide open and free of any division, so too is the vast natural presence of your true nature.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Limitations are gone beyond. There is no more fear based on who you are, who you should be, what you should say, or what you should do. The pristine warmth and soothing clarity of awareness is forever free and innately knows what is best in each moment.
The natural presence of awareness is "built-in", so to speak. You don't need to go out and look for it. It is your basic operating system. Without this operating system, nothing would be.
By allowing oneself to relax, you are naturally being of benefit to yourself. All that is needed is the gentle commitment and perseverance to allow oneself the opportunity to gain familiarity with the gentle presence and complete love that already exists as your very self, inseperable from absolutely everything.
The simplicity cannot be over emphasized, in this one simple choice.
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Sunday, October 4, 2009
"Instinctive": relating to or prompted by instinct, apparently unconscious or automatic.
"Realized": become fully aware of something as a fact; understood clearly.
"Organic:" characterized by continuous or natural development.
"Empty": containing nothing, not filled or occupied.
Friday, October 2, 2009
By taking a short moment of clarity, there is freedom in immediate perception. By repeating short moments of clarity, it is guaranteed that you will gain familiarity with your true identity, the basic state of awareness. The basic state of awareness, has never been fooled by point of view. It has never been blindsided by any of its appearances. It remains completely stable no matter what is arising. There is no difference between what is arising and this stability. You can only decisively experienced this for yourself in each short moment of clarity. Without labeling, describing, or assuming, allow everything to be as it is – wisdom for the benefit of all is instantaneously acknowledged.
Responsiveness as total complete love, compassion, and kindness, is completely beneficial and not contrived and IS the natural movement of the basic state of awareness.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
By being completely open and allowing all points of view to be as they are, there is a wide open view that has never been constrained or limited by any idea or thought. By taking a short moment of clarity and repeating it many times, we immediately open up to all possibilities and tap into the limitless capacity to achieve anything we want to do in life.
Whatever we choose to repeat is what we realize in each moment. If we choose to indulge negativity, pessimism, stress, anxiety, aggression, pain, joy, happiness, silliness, bliss, nihilism, emptiness, indifference, etc. –this is what is true for us. However, if we make a commitment to a short moment of clarity throughout our day, we will find that our stability and well-being is apparent regardless of whether we are experiencing any of these points of view. Gaining confidence in this inherent stability within each of us is crucial. Instinctively recognizing the well-being that has never changed no matter what is going on in our lives is key to immediate relief for ourselves and immediately impacts those around us in a beneficial way. We begin to respond from this well-being and openness rather than responding or reacting from the points of view.
Monday, September 28, 2009
What a change it is not to get caught up in the stories any longer. By taking a short moment of clarity and repeating it many times, confidence and reliance on the stability of clarity is forefront. By allowing the natural rest of clarity, there is innate wisdom and complete relief in no longer being pulled in any direction by the stories and different points of view. We never know what we will face in life. To be able to rely on our innate stability no matter what is "coming down," benefits us first and then benefits everyone around us. This is true well-being.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
In taking short moments of clarity many times throughout the day, a gaining of familiarity with the natural presence of awareness grew and grew. With the pointing out that this was actually the nature of who I am and who everyone else was, there was a profound recognition that all of the ideas, thoughts, emotions (points of view), that everyone experiences, were completely insubstantial, empty and not solid or real. From that moment on, a full wellness of total love, ease, calm, and an immense movement to help others was present. No longer was their reactivity based on points of view, but a natural responsiveness in circumstances, and a clear seeing of exactly knowing what to do and how to act.
Getting used to living in this way has been incredible. To rely on the stability of awareness, rather than the flow of different thoughts, feelings and emotions, brings about a wisdom that is completely inherent to all of us. The brilliance of awareness continues to exude marvelous stability that repeatedly outshines all points of view without having to do anything. I am finally comfortable in my own skin.
Sunday, September 20, 2009
This stability has always been with us since we were born and has never changed throughout our lifetime. This stability, this is what to rely on! The stability of the Basic State of Awareness, self knowing awareness, is our true identity. This Awareness is not an individual Awareness, but one Awareness that is inclusive of all human beings throughout the world.
We are not our points of view, based on an accumulation of thoughts, emotions, and life experiences. With one instant of resting as Awareness, we tap into our inherent wisdom and respond from that wisdom with a clear vantage, clear speech, and the total clarity of who we truly are. We respond from the stability of Awareness, and recognize that all points of view are included and contained within the all-encompassing view of the Basic State of Awareness. Nothing is left out and there is no split. We recognize that no point of view exists independent of Awareness, that there only is Awareness and its self arising display of points of view, or dynamic energy.
When we rest, it feels so good, it feels completely relieving. As we gain confidence in the complete stability of Awareness as our true nature, simultaneously we have a movement to be of service to others without question or contrivance.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Saturday, September 12, 2009
It is important to be extremely gentle with ourselves as we gain familiarity with the Basic State of Awareness. Just as it took time for us to condition ourselves into believing our points of view, it will take time for us to gain confidence in the stability of awareness that is inherent to us all–our birthright.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Friday, September 4, 2009
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
• Immediate and ongoing unconditional pervasive love
• Natural presence
• Effortless patience
• Complete ease in relationships
• All points of view experienced as equal
• Effortless kindness and caring
• A movement towards being of service in every situation without thinking about it
• Wise speech and actions
• Powers of great benefit
• Endless humility and compassion
Daily practicalities of benefit:
• Parenting is tremendously easier
• Work life is no longer hard work
• Family issues completely resolved
• Ongoing clarity with health, money, food, and relationships
• More energy throughout the day
• A movement to serve in all activities
• Natural clarity and wisdom
• An enjoyable life
Monday, August 31, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
We have a choice as to how we use our awareness. We can continue to perpetuate our points of view, and allow all of these to guide our actions, or we can rest as the basis of all appearances, naturally responding from the wisdom of awareness that is completely stable at all times. The benefit is immediate to ourselves and then to others. We simply feel so much better, and life is no longer hard work.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
With the commitment to resting naturally for short moments repeated many times, without labeling everything within descriptive frameworks (past, present, future), we allow a natural unfolding that is so entirely gentle and revealing. The spontaneous instinctive recognition of this fundamental soothing energy of the Basic State as who we truly are, simultaneously reveals that all thoughts, emotions, ideas, sensations, and knowledge are empty of their own being. All viewpoints are realized to be insubstantial and inseparable from the ground of being! What a relief!
With this natural recognition, we tap into supreme wisdom and beneficial activities that are effortless and not contrived. No longer is life hard work, nor are relationships hard work. We see everyone as our very selves. We can face anything and everything with natural confidence and fearlessness. Test it out in your own experience! There is nothing to achieve, as the natural presence of awareness is simply the gift of being human, and is always here whether we are recognizing it or not.